Ice Skating -9yr- Disco Lights & Funky Music
Roberta in CT, USA
My daughter is just celebrated her ninth birthday, and we were also moving at the same time so we needed a party that wouldn't require too much planning, money, and most importantly - a house! That is when my daughter asked if we would be able to do an ice skating party. Of course, I thought this would be a great idea since it was at a public facility, not our home, so we wouldn't need to clean up or plan much. So, the next day I called up the local skating rink and they told me I could rent a party room for 3 hours for only $75. This was great!
Then, my daughter and I picked up some nice stationary from the art supply store and wrote all the information down on a piece of it - one for each guest (we invited 12).
The day of the party, my husband, my daughter, and I went to the rink an early to set up the tables and decorations, and to rent the skates (we had called everyone and asked what shoe size they were). The skates were complimentary with the party room.
An hour later, almost all of the guests had arrived so they got their skates on and met up with one of the rink instructors who would be leading the party. For about an hour, she showed them tricks and they played a variety of skating games.
Later, they were called to lunch were they were given their choice of pizza, hot dog, or chicken nuggets. We also laid out hot cocoa the whole time so they could come back from skating to get some.
When they finished lunch, they went back to skating and there was disco lights and music playing! They skated to the funky tunes and light show for about 30 minutes, when they got tired and decided to come back in and open gifts. Before they knew it, it was time to go.
They were each given their goodie bags which were supplied by the rink. They were a plastic bag with an ice skate on it, an ice skate keychain, candy, ice skating pencil, and other traditional goodie bag favors.
This party was great - they had fun, there was no clean up, it was extremely inexpensive, and it required about 30 minutes of planning!